Virginia Studies: Colonial Virginia Escape Room


Are you looking for a fun way to review Virginia Studies SOL VS.4? Look no further! This Colonial Virginia Escape Room is the perfect review activity to use at the end of a unit or before state testing! This escape room activity is easy to set up and students will have lots of fun reviewing what they have learned!


Colonial Virginia Escape Room

In this Virginia Studies Colonial Virginia Escape Room, students are in the process of time traveling back in time to study life and culture of colonial Virginia when their time machine malfunctions! The only way to repair the time machine and return to the present is for students to successfully complete six challenges.

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What will students learn with this classroom escape room?

Topics covered:

  • The importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery
  • How the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of its immigrants (American Indians, English, Germans, Scots-Irish, and Africans)
  • The reasons for moving the capital from Jamestown to Williamsburg
  • Economics in colonial Virginia (barter, credit, debt, savings, cash crop, etc.)
  • Food, housing, and clothing in colonial Virginia

What escape room activities are included?

When completing the activities, students will use critical thinking and inference skills. Challenges include activities such as:

  • Using a key to determine where immigrant groups settled on a map of Virginia
  • Matching economic terms to their descriptions to create a secret code
  • Decoding information about why the capital was moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg
  • Solving puzzles to learn about food, housing, and clothing in colonial Virginia
  • Identifying true and false facts about colonial Virginia
  • Matching locations and terms to their descriptions to create secret codes

Are students able to complete any escape room activities digitally?

An option is provided for students to submit their final code through Google Forms. When using this option, students can self-check their work. If you do not have access to technology in your classroom, an option is also provided for students to check their work on paper.

What standards are covered?

This Virginia Studies Colonial Virginia Escape Room is specifically aligned with Virginia Studies SOL VS.4.

Don’t Miss Out!

Students will love completing the activities in this Colonial Virginia Escape Room! Teacher instructions are provided, making it easy to set up and use in your classroom.


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